In order to fight for the rights of truckers through research and education, the OOIDA Foundation often assists other industry stakeholders in their studies. Below are current, ongoing surveys that the Foundation has decided to assist in as most researchers do not have access to owner-operators or professional drivers. These surveys provide an opportunity for … Continued

Research Partnerships

The OOIDA Foundation (OOFI), due to its unique relationship and affiliation with OOIDA, the largest non-profit national trade association representing over 160,000 small business owners and professional truck drivers, has been asked to partner with various research groups and organizations.  OOFI frequently works with research entities that are involved in the trucking industry in order … Continued

OOIDA Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced the recipients of the 2018-2019 scholarship fund. The OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship, which started in 1998, has already awarded more than $300,000 to students who are the children, grandchildren or legal dependents of OOIDA members.

Scholarship Application

If you wish to download the scholarship application and email, fax, or mail it to OOIDA, click here for a downloadable and printable version.

OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship Program

The OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship Program has been assisting the children, grandchildren and legal dependents of OOIDA members in their efforts to gain a higher education since 1998. Annually, OOIDA awards one $2,000/year and four $1,000/year scholarships. The students are selected in a blind evaluation conducted by the Scholarship Advisory Committee. Scholarship awards are transferred … Continued

OOIDA Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016-2017 Mary Johnston Scholarship Fund.Five top scholars were chosen for this honor.  To apply, the students were asked to submit a 500-word reflection essay on how a trucker has influenced their life, the way their educational goals resonate with their personalities and to make suggestions for how OOIDA can improve the public image of the professional truck driver.